“An ode to slices the size of baseball diamonds.”
That was to be the title of this review – the only way to express my true sadness about the potential loss of a neighborhood staple, at the corner of 36th and Keswick.
At Angelo’s, just one pizza slice was always enough. The tree-lined walk back to my house—just a few blocks up, a few blocks over—was the perfect distance to polish off a slice. Now, I’m no pizza connoisseur, nor am I a regular consumer of the ‘za, but everyone has to have that neighborhood go-to for that day that they just need a slice—preferably accompanied by a Diet Coke, a cool breeze and a long walk.
So, I am going on a bit of a mission: to find a new go-to pizza place. And, I thought, I’ll expand the search to all of North Baltimore, so that I may benefit not just myself —perennial Hampdenite that I am—but you, the readers.
The first candidate must go to S’ghetti Eddie’s on Cold Spring Lane in Roland Park.
For those of you who have already visited, you know that S’ghetti Eddie’s is not your average pizza place. The expansive menu ranges from restaurant namesake s’ghetti, which includes pasta bowls served with chicken, meatballs or Italian sausage, to “Tater Tots with Whiz,” which, to the delight of my stomach, I did not choose to sample. This might be the place to go to with the non-pizza lover in your circle, as it could be a strong contender for the largest non-pizza selection prize.
Oh, yes, the pizza. I ordered the Colors of Italy, which is prominently featured on the restaurant’s website – a hint they may be proud of it – and is topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. The crust and shell were soft and undercooked just enough that I could taste the dough – precisely the way I like it (take note if you don’t). The cheese and grease weren’t overwhelming – a plus. All in all, a good slice!
Stay tuned to see what next week brings. Oh, and before I forget: got any good slice recommendations? Send them my way, and I’ll add them to the list!
410 West Cold Spring Lane
Technically speaking, tiny Evergreen. But practically speaking, Roland Park – in the West Cold Spring commercial district.
Pizza, subs, wings, pasta—all the good stuff.
Up there. $28 for a personal pizza, some chicken parmesan, and sodas.
Not the friendliest cashier in the world—but she was all smiles when she delivered our food. Bad moment?
Size of personal pizza is actually enough for two, or for one very, very hungry person.
You want to eat in. Interior seating is nice (for a pizza place).
Don't go if:
When school’s out. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but S’ghetti Eddie’s does change its hours when Loyola University is out for the summer; current hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week. Also, don’t go if you prefer delivery—but that will probably be the case across the board in this little experiment!